When the songs from these artists make you laugh and cry, their bank balance reach the sky. Sometimes their singles touch millions of people in the heart, and they get rewarded with millions of dollars. Here are top 10 Richest Musicians of all time.
Top 10 Richest Musicians of All Time
10. Gloria Estefan
Estimated Net Worth: $500 million
This seven time Grammy award winning Cuban beauty is one of the most popular and richest musicians in the world. She received international fame with her several top-charting singles. She has received an star in Hollywood Walk Of Fame, and listed as one of greatest artist by VH1 and Billboard. Estefan has sold an estimated 100 million records worldwide, including 31.5 million in the United States alone, making her one of best selling artist in history.
9. Dolly Parton
Estimated Net Worth: $500 million
Dolly is an American singer, actress, songwriter, record producer, author, businesswoman, and philanthropist, known primarily for her work in country music. She is certainly one of the most successful singer of all time and has sold 100 million albums worldwide. She has garnered eight Grammy Awards, two Academy Award nominations, ten Country Music Association Awards, seven Academy of Country Music Awards, three American Music Awards, and has received a whopping 46 Grammy nominations.
8. Mariah Carey
Estimated Net Worth: $520 million
Mariah Carey is one of most successful recording artist of all time. She has sold more than 200 million records worldwide throughout her career, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Although she has faced several ups and downs in her career, but today this 5 times Grammy award winning lady is one of greatest and Richest women in music industry.
Estimated Net Worth: $560 million
The Queen Of Pop became popular by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music. Madonna has sold more than 300 million records worldwide, and is recognized as the best-selling female recording artist of all time by Guinness World Records. So, it shouldn’t be the surprise that she is the 7th richest musicians of all time.
Estimated Net Worth: $600 million
Paul David Hewson also known as Bono is a lead vocalist of a highly successful Rock band “U2”. The band is one of best selling band of a time, and its lead vocalist and main lyricist deserve to earn big bucks. However, not all of his wealth is made through music, he’s also a successful businessman. Bono was also named the Time Person of the Year in 2005.
Estimated Net Worth: $610 million
Jay-Z is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, having sold more than 100 million records, while winning 21Grammy Awards for his music. Alongside being an extremely successful rapper, he’s a businessman, and investor. He was also ranked the 88th-greatest artist of all time by Rolling Stone.
4. Dr. Dre
Estimated Net Worth: $710 million
Dr. Dre rose to fame with the former rap group N.W.A, which is the most successful and popular rap group to date. But after the death of group’s main rapper Eazy-E, it broke apart. Dre then founded a record producing company called Aftermath Entertainment and started investing money on new artists such as Snoop Dogg and Eminem. But the majority of his wealth came from the Beats Electronics, that he founded in 2006 and later sold it to Apple Inc. for about $3 billion.
3. Sean John Combs
Estimated Net Worth: $750 million
Sean John Combs also known by his several stage names Puff Daddy, P. Diddy and Diddy, is another American rapper who made his wealth through various businesses. His non-music business ventures include a movie production company, the clothing line “Sean by Sean Combs” and two restaurants. Combs is also highly respected rapper, who has been awarded with Grammy three times, and twice by MTV Video Music Awards.
2. Paul McCartney
Estimated Net Worth: $1.2 billion
Paul McCartney gained popularity with the rock band “The Beatles”, which is widely considered as the greatest and most influential band in the history of music. It’s no secret how popular and successful “The Beatles” are. Unsurprisingly, the main composer and instrumentalist of the band is the owner of more than $1 billion. McCartney has been recognised as one of the most successful composers and performers of all time, he’s a two time inductee into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and 21 times Grammy award winner.
1. Michael Jackson
Estimated Net Worth: $3 billion
Michael Jackson is one of those people that need no introduction, he’s popular all around the world. He was the most successful performer of all time but, and has sold more than 350 million records worldwide. Even after death, The King Of Pop is consistently earning millions in three-digits, in 2016 alone his work generated $825 million, and Forbes ranked him top earning dead celebrity. From 2010-16 he has earned around $1.8 billion. Although it’s difficult to tell how much wealth he would be holding if he was alive, but some sources estimate it to be as high as $3 billion, which is clearly more than any other musician in history.
Written By: Khizar Hasen